Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
BA SCORE
3.8/5
2,580 Ratings
Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in 2011, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter, and balanced by a subtle hop character and moderate 6.5% abv. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry, and roasty with lingering notes of chocolate and peanut butter so savory, you will exclaim its name!

Added by MasterSki on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,323
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
2,580
pDev:
15%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
894
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,580 |  Reviews: 419
Photo of Dewsby
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A bright, very dark brown to nearly black pour with ruby highlights kicks up a clingy tan 2” foam collar that takes 3 minutes to reduce to ¼ of its original size.

S: A big peanut butter aroma seasoned with chocolate. Peanut butter, noticeable from at least 3 feet away dominates the aroma closely followed by chocolate. Hop aromas are low to none and malt aromas are medium low.

T: Initial fruit flavors quickly give way to peanut butter, dark chocolate and a dose of dark malt. An assertive bitterness joins a lingering chocolate peanut butter finish that dries slightly. The peanut butter flavors are medium high, the chocolate and bitterness are medium, the malt and yeast flavors are medium low and the hop flavors are low. The flavors are well balanced with noting cloying or over stated.

F: Medium full body, medium carbonation, no warming, a very slight grain astringency that adds balance.

O: A surprisingly good well balanced beer.

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Photo of bpawlik88
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown that only darkens at a full glass, with a minimal tan head that dies to a ring leaving a slight bar of lace.

Smells of peanut wafer with a bright cola-like sweetness far in the background.

Taste is closer to peanut butter cookie, with a little Hershey kiss, as well as that cola sweetness and tang. It's a little metallic on the finish.

Frothy enough, with a moderate body compared to any other DuClaw.

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Photo of Categart
4.94/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mparker1975
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rasmonton
2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bill235
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cleve1212
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BBM
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of adamranders
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joshhersh
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonscholles
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours an opaque black, with ruby highlights and a tan head. Lacing is minimal in my pint glass.

Aroma: Salty peanut butter and bittersweet cocoa. Very impressive approximation and faithful to the intent of this gimmicky (but oh-so-appealing) beer flavor.

Taste: Doesn’t come across as successfully as the nose, this one does give a pretty faithful peanut butter and chocolate taste up front, but it’s followed by a thin, cola-like body and a slightly bitter, artificial finish. A valiant attempt at this difficult style, but, unfortunately, not one I can really recommend.

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Photo of jp32
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours nearly black in color. The aroma is sweet and malty, with both chocolate syrup and peanut butter apparent in the aroma.

The flavor malty and high in milk chocolate up front, with a HUGE peanut butter middle, finishing somewhat sweet and medicinal. The strong flavors of chocolate and peanut butter are pleasant enough to put any stray flavors to rest.

I've been waiting for a peanut butter (stout) such as this to come along. Praise be to Sweet Baby Jesus!

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Photo of mk66
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnowak
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ridgeisgod
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrJGR629
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I can't understand why this gets such good ratings. Tastes like someone rinsed out the inside of an empty jar of peanut butter with beer and put it back in the bottle.

The worst part is the smell -- the slightly rancid, woody peanut smell. I couldn't finish the bottle.

The only reason I am not rating this even lower is it seems like it would have been a good porter if they hadn't ruined it with the peanuts. Even the chocolate would have been OK.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,580 ratings
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